2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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DEQ - Restoring WQIF Money

Item 415 #10s

Item 415 #10s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of FY2001 $9,100,000 FY2002 $1,600,000 GF
FY2001 -12.00 FY2002 -12.00 FTE

Page 296, line 47, strike "$60,728,468" and insert "$69,828,468".
Page 296, line 47, strike "$40,529,440" and insert "$42,129,440".
Page 297, line 23, strike "Of this amount,".
Page 297, strike lines 24 through 26.
Page 297, strike lines 27 through 56.
Page 298, strike lines 1 through 35 and insert:
"2.  Out of the amounts for Environmental Technical and Financial Assistance, $7,600,000 the first year from the general fund shall be deposited to the Combined Sewer Overflow Matching Fund, as established under § 62.1-241.12 of the
.  From the
Combined Sewer Overflow Matching Fund, the City of Richmond shall receive $3,800,000 in the first year and the City of Lynchburg shall receive $3,800,000 in the first year."
Page 298, after line 41, insert:
"D.  The Departments of Environmental Quality and Conservation and Resources, under the guidance of the Secretary of Natural Resources, shall put together a task force of representatives from federal and local government agencies, soil and water conservation districts, agriculture, public wastewater treatment authorities, environmental organizations and other interested parties to develop options to address state and federal requirements for the total maximum daily load program.  The task force shall examine the program's funding impacts and suggest means to pay for the program, develop alternative strategies for accomplishing the aims of the program, and propose a framework for affected stakeholders to determine responsibility for pollution reductions.  The report shall be submitted to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees prior the convening of the 2001 Session."

(This amendment provides $10.7 million of general fund support to DEQ. The amendment permits the agency to assume costs that SB 30, as introduced, proposes to be borne by the Water Quality Improvement Fund. The amendment includes: (1) $7.6 million for the James River Combined Sewer Overflow Projects; $600,000 and 3 positions for the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) planning program; $1.2 million and 11 positions for the Poultry Litter Control Program; $700,000 and 3 positions for the Tributary Strategies Program; and $600,000 for fish tissue contaminant analysis/SB 179. Additional budget language requires a joint study on the TMDL program.)